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All Reviews:
Very Positive (223) - 97% of the 223 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 18, 2021

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Buy START AGAIN: a prologue: the game: and also the artbook

Includes 2 items: START AGAIN START AGAIN START AGAIN: A PROLOGUE, START AGAIN: a prologue: an artbook



“Absolutely phenomenal. It's everything you could want in a time loop game, with all the joy, angst, comfort, and sorrow that comes with the very best of that genre. Each of the characters are absolutely bursting with personality, and many of the game's lines are so poignant. A must-buy in my opinion, if only to encourage even more of this.”
-itch.io review

“beautiful and absolutely heartwrenching.”
-itch.io review

-messages in my DMs

About This Game

START AGAIN START AGAIN START AGAIN: A PROLOGUE (or: START AGAIN: a prologue) is a story driven turn-based RPG where you, Siffrin, are stuck in a time loop for no reason you can find. The country is frozen in time, and together with your allies you fought your way through the castle and fought the King to put an end to this curse… And you died and found yourself right back at the entrance. Again. And again. And again. But you’re the only one who remembers it; your allies are none the wiser. And there’s no end in sight.

You're fine though! Hiding your knowledge from your friends is easy! Fighting the same enemies is easy! Dying to the same final boss over and over again is easy! Explore the castle, make your way to the king, and try to break the loop. Maybe this time, it’ll be different. Because if you fail, if you die, you’ll find yourself right back where you started.

You have to make sure your friends don't find out about the super fun time travel times you're having though.

They can't know.

They can't.


  • A story all about how time loops would affect someone and their relationship with their friends! With no end to the loop in sight and the seemingly endless cycle wearing you down, can you find a way to break free before it breaks you?
  • ATB based gameplay! Utilize rock-paper-scissors style weaknesses and strengths to tactically take down your foes!
  • Four "endings" depending on your choices (as in, as in, four different ways the battle against the final boss can go)! Including one True Ending!
  • 3-5 hour playtime!
  • Your friends having fun conversations about crabs while you're in the corner on the verge of a panic attack!
  • An amazing chiptune soundtrack by Studio Thumpy Puppy!


START AGAIN: a prologue is the first installment (out of two, with In Stars and Time coming out in 2023) in the START AGAIN series, but this game is complete and you will not finish it feeling like you only read Chapter 1 of a 1000 page book! This prologue is more akin to a side story, a prototype for In Stars and Time, and stands completely on its own.

Also "prologue" is just a cool word.

(Mayhaps go and wishlist In Stars and Time while you're here teehee)

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

death, suicide, unreality, self harm, gore (visual for half a second, written otherwise), general "wow this sucks im just going on autopilot rn ho ho hee hee ha ha" depression feels. Also drinking alcohol to cope but its easily missable

System Requirements

    • OS *: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32bit/64bit)
    • Processor: Intel N4100 (or similar) or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL 4.1 capable GPU
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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